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Tiny Flexible Power Supply
2013-08-07 16:03:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Searchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry have created a tiny power supply that is made of a flexible material. This powerful micro-supercapacitor is just nanometers thick - or thin, as the case may be - and this could help electronics companies develop devices such as mobile phones and cameras that are smaller, lighter and thinner than ever before. The bottleneck for making smaller electronic devices such as mobile phones has been...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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